Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm Backkkkkkkk!

Happy Monday everyone!

So sorry I have been gone all weekend. Jason, Izzy and I took a trip to my parents this weekend. It was so much fun. My sister, her husband and their two kids were down so it was so nice to get lots of quality family time. I actually taught my sister how to stamp!!! I think she really liked it. She bought some copics and everything!! Before she left yesterday, she stamped up a whole bunch of images and said that she is going to try to color them. I of course forgot to take pictures of the cards we made, duh, but they were awesome! She did such a great job, you would have thought she had been stamping for years! Hopefully she will take a picture for me so I can publish it on my blog! I am just so proud of her!

Well, I know I promised you an Izzy story and here it is. Last week, Jason was making dinner and the way our kitchen is, there is now a big open space beside the range top. We usually put Izzy up there, as far away from the range top as possible, so that she can watch us cook. And by us I mean Jason. LOL! Like I said she was sitting up there, watching Daddy cook, when Jason pulled out the oven mitts. He set them on the counter in front of her and of course Izzy took it upon herself to try them on! She was dancing with them and waving them around, just having the best time! It was so, so cute! She is just adorable. And here is a picture of her adventures!

Alright, now that I have my Izzy story out of the way, I have a project for you. Sorry I only have one project to share, but like I said this weekend was crazy busy so I didn't get a lot of personal stamping time in. Not that I am complaining. I had such a great time teaching my sister how to color. Anywhoo, I wanted to share a journal cover I created for last week's MFT party. I cased this idea from Kimmie who used the new Bling' Bet set to create a sketches book. I thought about how awesome it would be to have journal to write down all my ideas and layouts and decided to create one.

I had this journal that I picked up at Christmas for a buck, just lying around and decided it would be perfect. To start this project, I stamped the main image from Digital Girl by MFT Stamps on white card stock along with several pieces of DP by Basic Grey. I then colored in the exposed parts and paper pieced the rest. I next layered on more pattern paper along with some maroon, light green and dark green card stock. I then stamped the sentiment on white and attached it to the bottom. I very easy project, but something that looks good when I use it!

Well that is it for me today. I am babysitting Izzy's friend Melaina today! Yeah!! I can hardly wait. Izzy is super excited and they entertain each other so it is a pretty nice day for me! Off to catch up on all the blogs I have been neglecting! Thanks as always for stopping by!


Michelle said...

I wish I was your sister so you can teach me how to color, lol! Sounds like you had a great weekend - it's always nice to spend time with family! Love your journal and it will come in handy! It looks like a nice size one and for only a buck you can't beat that!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awww what a fun weekend and adorable pic of Izzy! SUPER cute journal! Gosh, I haven't made a journal in so, SO long...this is inspiring! Adorable, too!!! Glad to have you back! Hugs!

Danni said...

I'm with Michelle, I would love you to teach me to color! Love your journal and Izzy is just too cute!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Love the journal!! Glad you are back. We have to plan that girl's day so you can teach me to color too! ;)

Cathy said...


You should teach me to color too!! I would love a day to spend with you!! Izzy looks quite happy with herself!! So cute!!

Love the journal. I haven't made a journal in a long time. I should do that!! Glad you're back!

Hugs, Cathy

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Glad you had a great weekend Janna and your little girls is such a cutie.

I love your journal and such a great find. Love the gorgeous papers and layout and fabulous paper piecing, Big hugs, Nikki x

Maria said...

Hey Janna!! Welcome back from your trip! Glad to hear you had a great time.

Awww, your daughter is so precious. . .she is so pretty, just like her mom!!

Love your notebook!! Such a great idea to have a notebook to journal ideas and such! How fun! Love the dps that you used. . .they are so pretty and always fabulous job coloring the image!!


Jodi said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! We all need that every so often. I love how you designed your book, the colors are great and the papers you have are so pretty!!
Jodi =)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Welcome Back!! I am so glad to hear you had such quality time with your family. Those are times to treasure!!!

The picture of your daughter, Izzy, is adorable. The mitts are almost as big she is. Hee! Hee! She is beautiful!!!

Your journal is gorgeous. I love the papers and colors. Great project as always.


Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Janna, your daughter is just too cute!
Your project is really cute too! Love that sentiment and all your paper piecing! Looks great!!!
Blessings, Maria

Tori Wild said...

Izzy is just adorable! What a fun picture! Adorable journal--- I love that stamp!

Heather said...

Hi Janna,

You did a great job with your journal and I love the layers and the coloring and the way you made the wood grain on the desk too!!!

Another Amazing Janna Hull original!!!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my gosh...I love that journal!! Such fantastic colors and papers!! What a darling picture of Izzy - she looks so happy!! and how fun to get to stamp with your sister...and if she bought Copics of all things, she's totally invested herself! LOL!!

Alysabeth said...

Awe our daughters have the same amount of hair.

When I hear people say they take their kids in for haircuts I think they must have teenagers!